Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive


DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2013; TIME: 10:00AM - 5:00PM; FALL 2013

Instructor: Joan Tewkesbury
Workshop Location:
Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fee: $0.

Led by veteran screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury (Nashville, Thieves Like Us), the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive provides writers with tools to delve deeply into their characters and make vital discoveries to enrich their stories.

A new program from Sundance, the Screenwriters Intensive comes first to Philadelphia. In order to be eligible, applicants must be based in the Philadelphia area, and must be developing a feature-length narrative screenplay. We are seeking writers whose projects fit broadly into the Sundance model; specifically, films that are independent in terms of story and spirit, character-driven, and reflective of the writer’s authentic voice and personal vision. The Screenwriters Intensive is limited to twelve participants.

The Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive Fellows have been selected!

Congratulations to:
Deron Albright -- Leave Worry Behind
Michael Dennis -- Tupac Is Alive
Jos Duncan -- Wanaki
Jean Elizabeth Lee -- Kimchi Princess
Nanci Gaglio -- Oh God!
Cheryl Hess -- The Bicycle Thieves
Karin Kelly -- Crossover
Israel Peterson Vasquez -- Oscoda
Tayarisha Poe -- Selah
Catherine Rios -- A Gun In The River
Heidi Saman -- Namour
August Tarrier -- The Second Coming

About the Instructor:
Joan Tewkesbury
is a Creative Advisor for the Institute’s Directors and Screenwriters Labs. She has been nominated for Best Original Screenplay by the Golden Globes, Writers Guild of America and British Academy of Film and Television Arts for Robert Altman’s Nashville.


The Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive | Philadelphia is supported by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.